"What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
There seems to be something especially "dark" about December 31. True, we are in the darkest part of our year--the days have just begun getting longer, minute-by-minute. But in the vein of "it is always darkest before the dawn," we think of New Year's Day as a new dawn, don't we? Tomorrow dawns a new year, a fresh new start. What does that make today? I think it makes it a great day to remember the Light. This Light that shines in the darkness and the darkness can never win. The Light of Jesus! The Light is still fresh and new in the manger. The Light can fill us with something special even before tomorrow's turn of the calendar. If we get a chance today, let's take some quiet time and ponder the many gifts the Light has brought into our lives. Let's be thankful for all the times of darkness we may have experienced this past year that didn't swallow us up, but, indeed, helped us to grow. Let's ring in the new year with the knowledge that the Light we know as Jesus will always be with us. Happy, healthy, Light-filled New Year! Love, heidi